Is Yusuf Pathan a gamble by TMC as BJP tries to woo Shami for Bengal?

During his playing days, two-time World Cup winner Yusuf Pathan was known for hitting long sixes. But the Lok Sabha elections will be a much tougher challenge for the elder brother Pathan brothers, where the Trinamool Congress (TMC) has pitted them against Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, a veteran Congress leader and five-time MP from their constituency in Baharampur. (Bahrampur).

“I am forever grateful to Smt. @MamataOfficial for welcoming me into the TMC family and giving me the responsibility of being the voice of the people in Parliament. “As representatives of the people, it is our duty to uplift the poor and the underprivileged and that is what I hope to achieve,” the former all-rounder said on his Ax handle.

Although the Congress is yet to finalize its list, local political circles believe it will be a big mismatch between Pathan and Chaudhary, who is also the state unit president of the Congress. Asked about the possible contest, Pathan – whose presence was the surprise element at TMC’s election rally at Kolkata’s famous Brigade Parade grounds on Sunday – said, “Everything changes, and it’s for the good.” The people here love me and I want to help them.”

Reacting to the development, Choudhary subtly tossed the ‘outsider’ card, which West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee has used quite successfully against the BJP in the past.